Genre: Young adult, paranormal fantasy
Date of Publication: 12/5/2015
Number of pages: 260
Cover Artist: Creativia
Strong. Sassy. Superhuman.
Connor's mundane teenager life takes a U-turn when she discovers her incredible abilities, and a whole new world opens up around her. Thrilled by her newfound powers, she soon realizes that being special often means being singled out - and not always by those with good intentions.
With a group of friends who share similar abilities, Connor is set on a path of discovery and adventure as they try to find out more about their true self and origin. They soon find themselves pursued by Ronin; young, smart and out for revenge against them for reasons unknown.
The first novel in Dormaine G's young adult fantasy series, Connor is a witty, intense read and an exciting debut.
“My, what a brave little soul are we. Don’t let this smile fool you, little girl. The only reason you’re still here is because I have my orders, mundane as they are,” Tanner said. “I do recall saying that I don’t need a vial on you, right, but never said that I didn’t have one, did I? Insurance is always a necessity.”
He held his hand out toward the others, and Ronin walked over to me and introduced himself. “You, I have been waiting a long time to meet.”
My skin crawled at what he said, yet at the same time, he mesmerized me, his voice captivated me. He was the most beautiful creature I had ever laid eyes on. His face was so close to mine, I had to tell myself to breathe.
I had to make myself breathe.
Tanzia was right. He couldn’t have been more than seventeen. His complexion was just a hint darker than sun kissed. He stood at least six feet tall with a slim muscular built. He had loose, curly jet-black hair that fell just about to his shoulders. His eyes were different colors, one brown, and the other green. They were the most striking images, even though behind them brewed hatred for me.
I wanted to, no, I needed to, reach out and touch him. What is wrong with me?
“You don’t know just how special you are to me, just how important this night is for you. If you don’t fight it and come back with me willingly, I will show you a far better time than that little boy did tonight. If you fight me, well, then I will only forcibly take you. Your choice.”
“Back off, Ronin, this isn’t even your fight. You don’t know the truth,” Bynder said standing next to me. His words sounded more like a plea. It was the most humane I’d ever heard him speak to anyone.
“Who are you to talk to me? Stay in your place, Keeper,” Ronin spat, stepping into Bynder’s face. His hands were balled into fists, ready to attack any minute.
I don’t know why, but I stepped in between them. Ronin turned his attention back to me. His face and body softened for a minute as he stared at me, but for that brief minute, he allowed me to catch a hint of something else behind those eyes. That strong sense of familiarity washed over me, consuming me all at once.
About the Author:
Dormaine was born in Long Island, New York where she lived most of her life. As an adult she liked to travel out of the country though her favorite places to explore were her fantasy worlds as an author. She may be a nurse by profession but her heart has always belonged to writing. As a young child she spent many Saturdays in the library nurturing her love for books. There she discovered her fascination for the science fiction genre, through books, movies and graphic novels.
Now she resides in Colorado with her husband and two feisty dogs. After many years of working in hospitals and travel nursing she took time off to pursue a career in writing. Her first novel "Connor" is in one of her favorite genres, young adult urban fantasy. Her second love is for horror of which she created the "Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess" series. This is just the start of her exploration as she stays locked up her office in Colorado spinning more tales.
Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Dormaine-G/e/B00HNE9GOC/